Re: Fedora 2 - Can't Get on LAN

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia (nkadel_at_comcast.net)
Date: 09/25/04


Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2004 07:41:59 -0400


"Michael Heiming" <michael+USENET@www.heiming.de> wrote in message
news:dc1g22-gmq.ln1@news.heiming.de...
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> In comp.os.linux.setup joy <joy79a_nospam_@libero.it> suggested:
> > Luke wrote:
> [..]
>
> >> Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref
Use
> >> Iface
> >> 10.1.249.0 * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0
> >> 0 eth0
> >> 169.254.0.0 * 255.255.0.0 U 0
0
> >> 0 eth0
> >>
> > why you have 10.1.249 and 169.254.0.0 network?
>
> 169.254.0.0 was probably setup by his distro, see RFC-3330 for
> details, nothing to worry about. 10.1.249 might be his LAN, we
> don't know. The problem should be as someone else already pointed
> out the missing gateway IP for the default route.

169.254.x.x are default IP addresses for router cards when they first are
powered up and haven't been set with DHCP or other network configuration
tools. Most of us just ignore that.